DC and U.S. Territories Quarter Dollar, Coin Type from United States - detailed information

DC and U.S. Territories Quarter Dollar, Coin Type from United States (issued 2009 - 2009)
Coin TypeDC and U.S. Territories Quarter Dollar

The Quarter Dollar is a United States coin worth 25 cents. It has been produced on and off since 1796 and consistently since 1831.

From its inception until 1964, the denomination was issued in silver; it underwent several design changes, including finally the silver Washington quarter (1932 - 1964) featuring the first President of the United States on the obverse and the American Eagle clutching a bunch of arrows on the reverse. Initially meant as a one-year design to commemorate 200 years since the birth of George Washington in 1932, the obverse became the definitive design for the denomination and has been used ever since. The reverse was issued in this form until 1998, after which time the series of State Quarters circulating commemoratives started being issued instead. Between 1999 and 2008, the United States Mint issued five different "state quarters" every year, each dedicated to one of the US states.

After the program ended, the US Mint began issuing quarters under the 2009 District of Columbia and US Territories Program; the six coins are in honour of the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories: the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The coins were issued in equal sequential intervals in 2009 in the order listed. The series was followed by the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, running from 2010 to 2021 and consisting of 56 coins.

The quarter dollar has a copper inner core bonded to an outer layer of copper-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel).

United States / DC and U.S. Territories Quarter Dollar - obverse photo

At its centre, the obverse of the coin shows the portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789 - 1797), facing left. He has long hear, tied below the neck with a ribbon.

The designer's initials JF (for John Flanagan) are in relief on the neck truncation, followed by those of the engraver: WC (for William Cousins).

To the left of the portrait, the inscription LIBERTY. On three lines to the right, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Around above, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Around below, the value and denomination in words: QUARTER DOLLAR.

The mint mark is a small letter behind George Washington's neck.

United States / DC and U.S. Territories Quarter Dollar - reverse photo

Designs as described in the listings below, each honouring either the District of Columbia or one of the US Territories.

Reverse Inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM [year]
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
DC and U.S. Territories Quarter Dollar: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Sub-type ofQuarter Dollar
Face Value25 (x Cent)
MaterialCopper-Nickel clad copper
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size24.2600 mm
Thickness1.7500 mm
Mass5.6700 g